Diligence sets sail Thursday morning

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Submitted: Wed, 03/28/2012 - 9:23pm
Updated: Wed, 03/28/2012 - 9:26pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After being home in the Port City for a couple months, the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is heading back out to sea.

Tomorrow, the Diligence is bound for a patrol in the Caribbean followed by a three-week training program in Florida. The program is designed to test the crewmembers in areas like navigation, seamanship, damage control and engineering.

The Diligence sets sail from the Wilmington riverfront tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.

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3 Comments on "Diligence sets sail Thursday morning"

Guest Apu
2015 years 8 months ago

I don’t know much about ships, but does a diesel-powered ship “set sail” as the headline states?

2015 years 8 months ago

To begin a trip on a ship or boat.

2015 years 8 months ago

No one in Diligence will take offense. It’s just tradition to say it that way… Diligence isn’t really a ‘cutter’ either in the traditional sense of a masted sailing vessel, but all Coast Guard vessels over 65′ are called cutters anyway.

Technically, those in the know usually say, “underway.”

Happy hunting, NMUD. Quartering seas and a safe return.